Nina: A story about me & Nina Simone opens at the Young Vic next week for a hotly-anticipated, sold-out run of just nine performances before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We are now thrilled to announce a post-show talk on Tuesday 25 July with performer and joint-creator of the show, Josette Bushell-Mingo. Josette will be joined on the panel by Margaret Busby and Dr Deirdre Osborne.
Find out more about the panelists below and read Josette’s recent interview with The Observer discussing how the show evoke’s Nina’s “spirit – her danger, decadence and almost belligerent demand on audiences.”
Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE is a Swedish-based English theatre actress and director. She was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2000 for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Rafiki in the London production of The Lion King. In 2001, she founded a black-led arts festival called PUSH at the Young Vic. Her credits at the Young Vic include: Simply Heavenly (as a director, also West End) and The Iron Man.
Margaret Busby OBE, FRSL is co-founder of Allison and Busby publishing house, broadcaster, playwright, editor Daughters of Africa, book reviewer and obituarist for The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Independent.
Dr Deirdre Osborne is a Reader in English Literature and Drama, Goldsmiths University of London, co-convenor MA Black British Writing and editor of the Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010).